Joseph Hundah


Kwesé TV shutters as Econet blames Zimbabwe economic crisis

Econet Media’s pan-African satellite TV service Kwesé TV is shutting down today, with parent company Econet Wireless blaming economic conditions in its home territory of Zimbabwe and the difficulty in securing foreign currency to pay suppliers. Zimbabwe ceased to recognise the US dollar and South African rand, as well as other foreign currencies, as legal […]

ESPN returns to Africa, ‘readies US cost cuts’

ESPN has relaunched in Africa, inking a carriage deal with new regional pay TV player Kwesé, with the news coming as US reports suggest the Disney-owned sports broadcaster will slash jobs in its domestic US market. In Africa, ESPN will now exclusively be on Econet Media’s Kwesé. It will have a mix of live sport, […]

Kwesé adds AMC and Scripps nets

New African pay TV platform Kwesé TV has struck deals with AMC Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to boost its growing content line-up. Econet Media-owned Kwesé TV has struck a deal with AMC to provide a version of the AMC Channel on the platform bringing shows such as Fear the Walking Dead (pictured), Breaking Bad, […]

Executive shuffle at Modern Times Group: three leave, new Nordic boss

Modern Times Group has made several hires and promotions as other executives leave the company to join former boss Hans Holger Albrecht. The free and pay TV broadcast group has hired a new head of Nordic pay TV and appointed a new boss of its African operation. Martin Lewerth, executive VP of pay TV and […]